Category: Apartment Stories

Real life stories and firsthand experiences from local apartment dwellers.

Two Women Mad at Each Other

Dealing with an Intolerable Roommate

Freshman year of college, I found my future roommate on Twitter. Although, Twitter can be a great outlet to meet people, it can do more harm than good. Before asking her if she had a roommate for the school year, I...

dyson vacuum

I Bought a Dyson and I’ll Never Go Back

I’ve been tossing around the idea for years now about buying a Dyson vacuum cleaner, but the price tag had always been far too intimidating to take the plunge. Well, after my trusty Bissell needed yet another belt replacement, I...

Beautiful Adaire Apartments in McLean Virginia

Apartment Hunting 101

With college graduation around the corner, it’ll soon be time for me to look for my first apartment. I have two options: either rent a place on my own (no roommates) or get an apartment with my boyfriend. Either way,...

Noise sign (Alan Levine via Flickr)

How to Deal With a Noisy Roommate

A little while ago we dealt with noisy neighbors. This time we deal with noisy roommates. Here’s the skinny. You met Kevin on a roommate-needed list at your college. Hey, what the heck, you think, couldn’t be any worse than...

The Home Office

Creating a Home Office That Really Works

There is a new and wonderful wave of young entrepreneurs in the D.C. area. I love being able to consider myself a  part of it, and I feel like D.C. is finally ready to embrace this generation of innovative, creative...